Outcome of patients with lung cancer and severe psychiatric disorder admitted to a medical psychiatric unit

  • Authors:
    • Tomohiro Takehara
    • Tetsuo Tani
    • Hiroyuki Takiue
    • Ryo Takeshita
    • Arifumi Iwamaru
    • Tatsuya Yamamoto
    • Hidefumi Koh
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  • Published online on: January 10, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2020.1974
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Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical profiles and treatment outcomes of patients with lung cancer admitted to the Medical Psychiatric Unit (MPU), which is built for patients with physical and severe psychiatric disorders. All medical records of patients with lung cancer admitted to the MPU of Tachikawa hospital were reviewed. The clinical outcomes of these patients were retrospectively evaluated between January 2010 and December 2016. A total of 24 patients in the MPU were histologically or cytologically diagnosed with primary lung cancer. Of these, 20 patients had schizophrenia, and 4 patients had a mood disorder. There were 15 patients who were diagnosed using bronchoscopy. The histology indicated adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and non‑small‑cell lung cancer‑not otherwise specified were in 11, 8, and 1 patient, respectively, while small‑cell lung cancer was indicated in 4 patients. Surgery, chemoradiotherapy, radiotherapy, chemotherapy was performed in 13, 4, 2, 1 and 4 patients, respectively. The median survival time was 76.7 months for patients who underwent surgery, while it was 14.4 months for those who underwent chemoradiotherapy. In the MPU, patients with lung cancer and severe psychiatric disorders could be safely diagnosed, and patients with early‑stage lung cancer exhibited long‑term survival.

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Takehara, T., Tani, T., Takiue, H., Takeshita, R., Iwamaru, A., Yamamoto, T., & Koh, H. (1899). Outcome of patients with lung cancer and severe psychiatric disorder admitted to a medical psychiatric unit. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 0, 0-0. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2020.1974
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Takehara, T., Tani, T., Takiue, H., Takeshita, R., Iwamaru, A., Yamamoto, T., Koh, H."Outcome of patients with lung cancer and severe psychiatric disorder admitted to a medical psychiatric unit". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 0.0 (1899): 0-0.
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Takehara, T., Tani, T., Takiue, H., Takeshita, R., Iwamaru, A., Yamamoto, T., Koh, H."Outcome of patients with lung cancer and severe psychiatric disorder admitted to a medical psychiatric unit". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 0, no. 0 (1899): 0-0. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2020.1974